Difference between selfish and selfrighteous
- concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others
When I do get in a lather, it's never my fault: it's the cyclists and pedestrians who are selfish and inconsiderate, not me.
I just hadn't realised that so many straight men could be so selfish and unloving towards their offspring.
In addition to receiving the best education that the South could offer blacks at that time, Ella inherited a powerful sense of service that made her civil rights efforts extraordinarily unselfish and untiring.